Posts Tagged ‘LP’

January 31, 2017

Laura Pergolizzi, the Long Island singer songwriter better known as LP, just gave us a double dose of audio visual bliss by dropping two music videos at once. I was an immediate fan of this striking artist from the very first moment I encountered her voice close to three years ago. I don’t think there’s many artists out there with a comparable sound when it comes to her scratchy emotive delivery and her immaculate range, stretching from deep resonating to lofty spry. Watch LP strum and coo away in the video for sooty chugging Other People above, then watch the video for passionately blazing Tightrope below. LP’s 2016 EP Death Valley is available for purchase from iTunes.

January 9, 2017
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The earthy vivacious constitution of many of LP’s songs lend themselves well to chill house remixing, as we’ve come to learn recently from choice edits by talented producers. LP’s Other People recently received a glamorous pumping makeover from two production projects fresh on our radar. Each one’s name summarizes their remix quite appropriately, too. Going Deeper and Swanky Tunes, the first a duo and second a trio, both hail from Russia. Their disco lavish Other People is indeed swanky and fancy, as well as deep, plump, and juicy. This official edit instantly heats up our winter night, and it’s available for purchase from iTunes.

November 17, 2015
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While LP has offered us an array of sound on her last few songs, even venturing into hooking electro pop territory, the talented Los Angeles based singer songwriter makes a return to organic earthiness again on beautiful Lost On You. In fact, the anthem nearly has a spaghetti western dustiness to it that matches her extraordinary voice perfectly. Lost On You was produced by Mike Del Rio, who’s from one of my favorite emerging indie pop acts out of Los Angeles right now, POWERS. It’s hard not to be moved by LP’s powerful voice, and this cinematic piece is a spectacularly rousing gem. I’ve yet to see LP live, and I greatly look forward to witnessing her compelling performance someday. Lost On You will be on LP’s forthcoming album, out in 2016 on Vagrant Records.

September 25, 2015
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Some of my favorite LP songs have been her stripped down, more acoustic tracks, but her new song demonstrates how incredibly arresting and haunting she can be when doling out darkly majestic pop. LP, originally from the East Coast, just recently signed with Vagrant Records, and Muddy Waters is her first single for the label. Muddy Waters is produced by Mike Del Rio, who’s from an emerging alt pop band I love dearly, POWERS. Together, they’ve created a grand and somber anthem, a turbulently stirring piece that showcases LP’s ever striking and phenomenal voice. Muddy Waters will be available on Friday, September 25th. LP is also working on a new album.

June 13, 2014
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Time for a few melodic remixes to wrap things up and leave everyone in a fantastic, joyful mood (and joyful I am, as I get to see Lo-Fang live tonight at Popscene in San Francisco!). German producer Glastrophobie has been delighting many ears lately with his chill house remixes, and this new one of folksy alt singer songwriter LP’s tune Into The Wild is no different. I was just listening to LP’s debut album Forever For Now last week. Into The Wild is certainly one of my favorite songs, and Glastrophobie gives the song some extra weightless, uplifting bounce.

June 13, 2014
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Time for a few melodic remixes to wrap things up and leave everyone in a fantastic, joyful mood (and joyful I am, as I get to see Lo-Fang live tonight at Popscene in San Francisco!). German producer Glastrophobie has been delighting many ears lately with his chill house remixes, and this new one of folksy alt singer songwriter LP’s tune Into The Wild is no different. I was just listening to LP’s debut album Forever For Now last week. Into The Wild is certainly one of my favorite songs, and Glastrophobie gives the song some extra weightless, uplifting bounce.

LP – Night Like This

March 21, 2014

I’m still kind of regretting I didn’t make it out a couple weeks ago to see Kodaline, partly because Kodaline is amazing, partly because LP was their support act. Two incredible acts in one night, and I missed it. And by LP, I don’t mean Linkin Park, but I mean Laura Pergolizzi, the insanely talented musician from New York. She has the most mind blowing voice and her folk/Americana tinged pop rock is always so irresistibly good. The same can be said of her new hand clapper of a song Night Like This, the title track off a new album coming on April 1. Here’s to hoping she’ll be doing a headlining tour to San Francisco. If you’ve never checked her out, do look her up on Youtube and listen to some acoustic videos. 

LP – Night Like This

March 21, 2014

I’m still kind of regretting I didn’t make it out a couple weeks ago to see Kodaline, partly because Kodaline is amazing, partly because LP was their support act. Two incredible acts in one night, and I missed it. And by LP, I don’t mean Linkin Park, but I mean Laura Pergolizzi, the insanely talented musician from New York. She has the most mind blowing voice and her folk/Americana tinged pop rock is always so irresistibly good. The same can be said of her new hand clapper of a song Night Like This, the title track off a new album coming on April 1. Here’s to hoping she’ll be doing a headlining tour to San Francisco. If you’ve never checked her out, do look her up on Youtube and listen to some acoustic videos. 

OFFICIAL VID: Linkin Park – Castle of Glass (featured in Medal of Honor Warfighter)

October 10, 2012

I’ve talked to a number of my friends who are (or were) huge Linkin Park fans from back in the day. Count me in as one of them. Over a decade ago, I was blasting LP from my car. Many of these friends were somewhat disappointed in their later albums, but from what I’ve heard, it seems everyone is quite satisfied with the latest album Living Things. The album is far less experimental then the past couple releases, and it has many songs that return to older form & style. Here’s one of the mellower tracks off Living Things, Castle of Glass, and its brand new video. The track is also featured on the video game Medal of Honor Warfighter. 

OFFICIAL VID: Azealia Banks – Luxury

September 27, 2012

Azealia Banks is clearly becoming a lead fashionista in the indie scene, alongside her gal pal, Lana Del Rey, though with inherently contrasting decades on display. Her most recent videos have been sleek and full of sexy outfits and confident style. In similar vein, the new video for Luxury (Fantasea mixtape) sports that 90’s style easily recognized from her videos for Van Vogue and 1991. It’s hard to believe with all these EPs, videos, and singles out that Ms. Banks still has no debut album on the shelves. The latest rumors are that she’ll have one titled With Expensive Taste drop on February 12, 2013. Please take that with a grain of salt. I have a feeling this date will get pushed around a bit, if not by a lot. With the explosion of how music is marketed and listened to in this day and age, I wonder if eventually there will be SOME artists that will scratch the LP route completely and go with EPs only, as their target audience may be the percentage of the market that chooses to download individual tracks rather than purchase full albums. Interesting thing to wax pensive over… I, for one, am a loyal fan of the LP and the album jounrey, but I can see how this might work better for some artists.